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To test or not to test? Or am i paranoid?

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Subordinatethatclause Thu 12-Nov-20 14:29:36

Stuffy nose, stingy throat, knackered and... one itchy big toe!

I'm going mad, aren't I?

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PurpleDaisies Thu 12-Nov-20 14:30:36

Yes, you’re going mad! You have none of the symptoms needed to book a test.

QuentinQuarantino Thu 12-Nov-20 14:31:12

Q. Do you have an actual symptom of covid?

If yes: Get a test

If no: Don't get a test.

<offers lemsip>

Subordinatethatclause Thu 12-Nov-20 14:32:35

grinLemsip and head wobble gratefully received!

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QuentinQuarantino Thu 12-Nov-20 14:33:31

🤣 at "one itchy big toe" btw.

frozendaisy Thu 12-Nov-20 14:36:59

I had one itchy big toe (right foot) with a stuffy nose.

I had the same dilemma but this was during the time when tests were like chicken's teeth so thought it incredibly selfish to isolate the house and use up a test.

We have all gone a little doo-lally recently.

HarrietOh Thu 12-Nov-20 14:53:12

Just keep checking you can smell things grin

Subordinatethatclause Thu 12-Nov-20 21:31:00

Now have 3 itchy toes - FYI 😉

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Porcupineinwaiting Thu 12-Nov-20 22:58:53

If your 3 itchy toes develop blisters or red swellings, test.

Lindy2 Thu 12-Nov-20 23:04:45

Covid toes is a genuine symptom. There are a lot more symptoms than the 3 listed for testing.

Calmandmeasured1 Thu 12-Nov-20 23:26:47

Get a test. The itchy toes, whilst not on the list of symptoms requiring a test, is definitely a covid symptom. Don't wait for blisters.

DumplingsAndStew Fri 13-Nov-20 01:10:57

If you are spending your own money, have as many tests as you like.

If you're planning on lying to get one on the NHS service, don't.

Subordinatethatclause Fri 13-Nov-20 16:52:43

DumplingsAndStew

If you are spending your own money, have as many tests as you like.

If you're planning on lying to get one on the NHS service, don't.


Have I given any indication that I was planning on lying?!?

The ZOE app has, in fact, told me to go for a test. Not cos they think I have it necessarily but because they are monitoring people with particular symptoms. Now I feel torn!

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HarrietOh Fri 13-Nov-20 18:35:03

I’d Zoe app asks you to test, it’s good to take part in the study.

Lindy2 Fri 13-Nov-20 18:53:33

I'm assuming you're part of the Zoe app to help scientists learn more about this virus. Go and get tested to help with the research.

PurpleDaisies Fri 13-Nov-20 19:10:56

The ZOE app has, in fact, told me to go for a test.

So why wouldn’t you?

Subordinatethatclause Sat 14-Nov-20 13:09:42

Because there never seem to be enough slots and it feels wrong to waste one.

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Bonkerz Sat 14-Nov-20 13:13:54

Totally asymptotic here. Had test Wednesday through key worker system. My two children who had no key symptoms either also tested. Today we all got POSITIVE results.

WitchesBritchesPumpkinPants Sat 14-Nov-20 13:17:06

Subordinatethatclause

Because there never seem to be enough slots and it feels wrong to waste one.

Its NOT a waste. It's research & testing that will help others, that's the point of the trials.

WitchesBritchesPumpkinPants Sat 14-Nov-20 13:17:44

Plus it'll save you passing it on if you are positive.

Bonkerz Thu 19-Nov-20 08:41:00

All milder symptoms

Cornettoninja Thu 19-Nov-20 08:59:52

Whereabouts (regionally) are you? Testing capacity has been increased massively by me (Essex way).

I would say test but then I’m of the opinion everyone who wants one should get one and capacity should be raised not ring fenced.

If Zoe has asked you to get a test then you shouldn’t feel bad about getting one. The government has allocated them a specific amount to use as they see fit so you wouldn’t be depriving anyone else of a test. Also my hospital has, this week, asked that any member of staff or anyone in their household displaying any respiratory symptoms (colds, sore throats, snotty nose included) or general aches and feeling ill isolate and test.

There are three main symptoms to definitely test for in the UK but that’s a very short list out of a very long list of known covid presentations. They’ve literally just gone with the three most common symptoms.

H1978 Thu 19-Nov-20 09:26:25

I had all those symptoms except the itchy toes and I got a positive result yesterday. If it doesn’t feel right, get tested.

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